• Heard on the Street: The ECB's Red Herring
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Mitterand became if not quite Royal's mentor then certainly her role model. According to Sophie Bouchet-Pedersen, then a colleague at Élysée and now one of Royal's policy advisers, "She learned from Mitterand how to govern, how politics must take primacy over technocracy; and then will — that in the end, politics is a matter of will." Mitterand was said to dote on his young aide, and she, in turn, identified with him. "He was from around here, in Charente," she told me. "He wasn't from a very rich family. He must have always had this inferiority complex of provincials who didn't sparkle in society. But he climbed the hierarchy; and he always preserved a certain joy and a popular touch." She, too, was a provincial upstart with the will to sweep obstacles from her path; she could climb the hierarchy as the majestic Monsieur le Président had done.
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dote on sb phrasal verb
to love someone completely and believe they are perfect:
He dotes on the new baby.
━━ vi. もうろくする; 溺愛(できあい)する ((on)).
adjective [before noun]
showing that you love someone very much:
We saw photographs of the doting father with the baby on his knee.
Something that draws attention away from the central issue, as in Talking about the new plant is a red herring to keep us from learning about downsizing plans. The herring in this expression is red and strong-smelling from being preserved by smoking. The idiom alludes to dragging a smoked herring across a trail to cover up the scent and throw off tracking dogs. [Late 1800s]
signal (SHOWING) Show phonetics
something which shows that something else exists or is likely to happen:
The poor result is a clear signal of his deteriorating confidence.
The changing colour of the leaves on the trees is a signal that it will soon be autumn.
signal Show phonetics
verb [T] -ll- or US USUALLY -l-
to show that you intend or are ready to do something:
[+ that] The union has signalled that the workers will strike.
The union has signalled the workers' intention to strike.
The death of Chairman Mao signalled (= marked) the end of an era in Chinese history.